Irvine Counseling and Hypnosis/ Murray S. Kaufman, MA.LMFT,NBCFCH

Irvine, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I am caring and easy to talk with, and listen carefully to insure that I understand what you want. Due to my having a secondary specialty in clinical hypnotherapy, I can provide more services to you, and treat more conditions. I will design an personalized and effective treatment plan to get you the tools and strategies you need to then be happier within yourself and with others.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

The aspect of my work I like the most is assisting others to be happier within themselves, and in their lives. That's the "bottom-line for me about my work, and where I feel I can make the greatest contribution.


Irvine, CA 92612

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8 Reviews
  • Monica D. Jul 7, 2016
    Verified Review
    Thorough, empathetic, understanding and skilled. Looking forward to seeing him next week for my next session.
  • Luis L. Jun 22, 2016
    Verified Review
    I had a very good experience. I look forward to my follow up visit.
  • Yessica D. Mar 18, 2016
    I am very happy with the services that I received from Dr. Murray S. Kaufman. The first time that I visited him I literally was a mess. I was dealing with IBS, and the condition was killing me because I didn't know how to live with it. I went to see Dr. Kaufman with the intention to receive a hypnosis protocol for IBS. I started the protocol; however, the doctor realized that I was suffering from anxiety disorder that was making the IBS flare up, and I started a therapy to work on that. Dr. Kaufman helped me to find the roots of my anxiety and how to deal with them. Every session was very productive, and I learned a lot about myself and dealing with my conditions. Now, I am in a much better place in life, and so thankful to Dr. Kaufman, because he helped me to overcome one of the darkest moments of my life. He is very knowledgeable, dedicated and professional. I recommend him from my heart to yours.
  • Jenn B. Aug 12, 2015
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
  • Bt J. Jul 10, 2015
    Massive stress reduction thanks to his techniques - the ability to sense stress and immediately resolve it is the give that Murray provided.
  • Nancy C. Apr 11, 2015
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
  • Yumi C. Mar 17, 2015
    Murray was very experienced and professional with helping my husband and I get a better understanding of one another. Our relationship was strained over the course of several disagreements on key topics, but Murray helped provide us with some simple but powerful tools in order to work out our problems as a couple. His guidance and fair approach made sure we were both comfortable in speaking our mind. We were able to rebuild trust and repair the damaged foundation of our marriage at the end of Murray's counseling sessions. We would not hesitate to recommend him to a close friend if we saw they were having similar issues.
  • Rebeccka G. Jun 24, 2014
    Murray helped my husband and I through a time of crisis. Our relationship had recently sufferred from infidelity and he helped us survive the initial horrific impact and has helped provide us with essential tools for coping and improving our communication with each other. He has an open and welcoming demenour making discussions very comfortable and productive


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My standard fee is $100. per 60 minute hour. However, in those cases where individuals are struggling to make ends meet, I offer a reduced fee so that money does not create a barrier for them in receiving the services they need. Anyone that wants mental health help deserves the opportunity to receive those services.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The client will arrive at my office, and I offer them water. Then, I ask that they complete my intake form. The next step is learning from them more about what they would like to see happen as a result of their therapy. They are able to ask any questions to learn more about my work. The work begins in that initial session, and then, I create a personalized and effective treatment plan to assist them in reaching their goals. The minimal number of sessions is one per week, although depending on the first session, they could be scheduled more often.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Due to my being licensed, I am required to do 36 hours of Continuing Education every two years. Usually, I attend Conferences and Workshops for both Marriage and Family as well as for Clinical Hypnotherapy. These meetings deal with the latest in evidenced-based practices, which keep me informed as to the latest and most effective treatments in my field. I would choose to attend these meetings whether or not I would be required to do so, because I gain so much with more up to date knowledge about my specific field of work.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
The counseling and hypnotherapy fields are my third career. In the past, I was a classical clarinettist, and a hotel manager. I decided following my second career that what I really wanted was a career that would allow me to help others be happier in the lives. I went back to school to reach my goal.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I see a varied clientele, who have issues happening in their lives which are causing difficulties for them. I listen to them, take time to learn about what they want to achieve through therapy, and then provide them with the tools and strategies which are needed to be able to manage the issues on their own.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
After over 30 years in the counseling and hypnotherapy fields. I'm sure that you are looking for a successful experience in therapy, and be able to resolve those issues which are in the way of you being happy. I recommend that you are comfortable with the practitioner you choose, and that he/she is a qualified, experienced and a licensed professional.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I want you to know that my purpose in working in the Counseling and Hypnotherapy fields is first to listen. I want you to feel heard and understood, so that you are comfortable in working with me as your therapist. I want to talk with you to learn about what matters to you, and choose the best and most efficient way of assisting you in getting the results you want.In addition, I want your experience of counseling to be a positive one, providing the understanding and the tools you need to utilize in the future, to support and maintain greater happiness in your life. Above all, I want you to know that I am dedicated to providing the highest quality ,caring and effective counseling and hypnotherapy services.